14 Shocking Things You Never Knew About Grocery Store Produce

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Produce is a lot older than you think

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Apples are primarily picked in the fall, so how are you finding them fresh in your supermarket in the middle of summer? Long storage, says David Barbour, co-founder of wellness company Vivio Life Sciences. “From the farm, apples are rushed to controlled atmosphere storage, and along with growing pesticides and coating chemicals, they are processed for storage until they come out the next apple season,” he says. “A generic grocery apple is of last season’s harvest.” That means your apple could be ten months old!

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